Venice Musicale presents “Music from the Heart,” a concert of music “from the heart” of great composers of all kinds of music and from all nations of the world, on Feb. 20 at the William H. Jervey Public Library in Venice.

The program features a variety of instrumental and vocal performers including 2019 Venice Musicale first place scholarship winner, cellist Jack Gallahan and new Venice Musicale member, pianist Haig Yaghoobian.

Gallahan is a senior at Pine View School and studies cello with Dr. Ann Alton. Gallahan is a member of the Sarasota Youth Orchestra and recently won the Sarasota Orchestra’s Young Artists Concerto Competition. Last year he was selected as a Florida All-State cellist. He has been a soloist with the Venice Community Orchestra and recently performed in a side-by-side concert in Miami with Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony.

Yaghoobian, recently relocated to Florida from his native Rhode Island, is a musician by avocation and is an accomplished recital pianist. He has been a regular performer for more than 50 years at chamber music venues in New England, New York, San Francisco, London, greater Tampa/St. Petersburg, and most recently Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

Other instrumentalists on the program are saxophonist Nick McKay and pianists Jan Antholz, Betty Badawi, Sybil Broh, Mary Egbertson, Marianne Koerner and Cynthia Schein. Vocalists performing are Donna Ambrose, Bonnie Gordon, Toni and Dick Gortz, Ken Holton, Marianne and Richard Koerner, Barbara Koning and Bonnie Nye.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to support Venice Musicale’s scholarship program.

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